New York Daily News' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 6,140 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Hairspray
Lowest review score: 0 47 Ronin
Score distribution:
6,140 movie reviews
  1. No matter which floor you're on, the huge cast is extraordinary, and Altman gives the actors free rein to bring their characters to life despite such close quarters.
  2. A sublimely uplifting movie.
  3. Harris brings into focus a nearly forgotten success story, filling in another blank in the ultimate mosaic of the 20th century's greatest tragedy.
  4. A brilliant if slow-paced movie about one man's unwitting journey into adulthood.
    • New York Daily News
  5. Overwhelmingly powerful.
  6. Whether Adam Sandler can actually act is not actually answered in Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love. But he's great in it.
  7. A pitch-perfect gem.
    • New York Daily News
  8. It's a sensation - both a milestone in computer-animation and a likely Christmas classic.
  9. Beautifully shot, both in darkened homes and on the misty green Irish landscape by Loach's frequent cinematographer Barry Aykroyd, "Wind" has a you-are-there intensity and intimacy about it that make it nearly overwhelming. But for all its violence and subsequent sadness, it's a movie of extraordinary importance.
  10. Noir has never been this bright.
  11. If you're at all curious about what it feels like to be inside a race car going 200 miles per hour at Daytona International Speedway, I don't think there's a better, quicker or safer way to find out than Simon Wincer's documentary.
  12. But there were few, if any, better performances in 2000 than the one Blanchett gives here, and Raimi's crafty blend of dramatic realism and supernatural knowledge is one of the year's best directing con jobs.
  13. A great divorce movie. It's also one of the canniest comedies ever made about a certain kind of literary pretension.
  14. Life-affirming story of love, kinship and sacrifice.
  15. This quiet yet jolting meditation on love, obsession, loneliness, friendship and fate has the quality to entrance you through a first viewing, and compel you to take its themes and characters home with you for further consideration.
  16. The whole system was sadistic and indefensible, and the church, looking the other way as long as profits rolled in from the laundries, deserves the scorn that Mullan and his fine cast heap on it.
  17. The story is compelling, but Metropolis is such a visual masterpiece, it's easy to get lost within its seemingly endless layers of graphic complexity.
  18. A riveting rock documentary.
  19. One of the most inventive, funny and ultimately tragic coming-of-age movies in years.
    • New York Daily News
  20. Haneke has made a masterly, disturbing movie.
    • New York Daily News
  21. An audacious, snappy visual and emotional feast of dishes both familiar and fresh. It's the first really good movie of 2001.
  22. The action is tightly focused and well-paced.
  23. The same audience that loves "March of the Penguins" will eat up this beautifully told, gorgeously shot story of a grieving boy trying to return his pet cheetah to the wilds of South Africa.
  24. This is Guest's fourth ensemble parody of showbiz subjects, and though his sketch-comedy style and acting troupe are now familiar, this is his most accomplished movie.
  25. The effects in "T3" are spectacular, and the action sequences -- particularly the fights between the good and bad terminators -- are exhilarating.
  26. Feels like an old-fashioned movie in the way it deals with bold sacrifices made in the name of love, while its setting and chary view of the era's political machinations mark it as distinctly modern.
  27. Gently hilarious comedy.
  28. It has the most beautiful ending of any American film in years, a coda of reconciliation and remembrance set in a gentle L.A. rain.
  29. It's a deceptively simple tale that tackles, serenely and with surprising humor, issues of gender, power, custom and change.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    "I write 19th-century stories; they're supposed to affect you emotionally," says Irving, explaining why Tinseltown keeps knocking at his door.

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